Channahon police adopt new alert system
June 25, 2012 8:00PM
Updated: July 27, 2012 6:03AM
CHANNAHON — The Channahon Police Department will use a new communications service that allows it to send important, valuable community information directly to residents.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows the department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at www.nixle.com.
“The service is secure, reliable and easy to use,” Police Chief Jeff Wold said.
Register at www.nixle.com or at www.channahon.org.
Grants to pay for rail projects
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski announced a new $10.4 million federal grant will pay for two projects that are part of the CREATE rail modernization project, reducing freight congestion and delays for Amtrak and Metra Heritage Corridor riders.
The grant will pay for two projects between 16th Street and Archer Avenue in Chicago that will construct additional rail tracks and modernize the existing switching system, which currently requires train conductors to exit their trains to throw switches by hand. These improvements will help reduce delays for Amtrak and Metra Heritage Corridor trains that cross the impacted corridor.